patrick wiebusch


Middle East


After graduating, Patrick joined Oliver Wyman / Mercer Management Consulting in Germany, where he worked with global names in Banking, Transportation, Automotive and Manufacturing. Upon completion of his MBA, he moved to Porsche Consulting, the Lean Management division of Porsche AG, Germany. Here, he focussed on transferring Lean Principles from the Automotive sector to other industries.

Working with Porsche Consulting, Patrick developed his expertise in Lean and Continuous Improvement Processes, becoming an expert in their implementation across a wide array of business sectors. Equipped with this knowledge, he set up Four Principles with Seif Shieshakly in 2010, leading successful Lean projects in a diverse range of industries and geographies, as well as establishing the business as one of today’s leading global specialists in Lean Thinking and Implementation.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Banking, Car rental, FMCG, Government, Health care, Heavy industries, Paper, Printing and packaging, Private equity, Retail, Security, Transportation

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; China; Egypt; France; Lebanon; Qatar; Switzerland; UAE


Founded in 2010, Four Principles Management Consulting was created to bring the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen (改善), or continuous improvement to the GCC region, making it accessible to a wider audience, and offering the opportunity in the region for traditional companies to transition into fully integrated Lean organizations, while maintaining unique client-favorable approaches.

Today, Four Principles is widely recognized as one of the leading Lean Management consulting firms in the GCC, and a pioneer in the transfer of Lean Management disciplines from the automotive industry into other business sectors, by successfully partnering with multiple renowned businesses and brands across the GCC, in implementing industry-tailored Lean management solutions, resulting in reduced waste, increased resource efficiency and elevated overall performance.

What we do:

- We listen to our clients
- We are trusted counsel to business leaders.
- We mentor and build people’s capabilities and therefore we deliver better results for our clients.
- We provide real consulting, not idle talk.
- We develop sustainable Lean Solutions across various industries throughout the world.
- We implement.
- We are passionate about what we do.
- We are Lean experts.

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